FREE MEDITATION CLASSES with TANYA MAHAR! Starts Nov. 13

We are grateful and super excited to have Tanya Mahar of the Samadhi Centre leading weekly meditation classes starting this November and continuing throughout the winter until January. Join us on Tuesdays at 11am, to learn techniques to calm the mind, better cope with pain, and release stress. Classes last for an hour. These free classes are for members of APFTA. If you are not already a member, consider becoming one! Community memberships start at just $30/year, and get you into events like this for free! You can sign up as a member online in less then 3 minutes right here.

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Michelle Annette Tremblay
Upcoming Workshop: INTRODUCTION TO DERWENT COLOURED PENCILS WITH WATER COLOUR EFFECTS

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
”Attend and experience for yourself, why I love my new and many different kinds of Derwent coloured pencils, you might just catch the bug yourself.  These are Coloured pencils that can be applied to the page and then use brush and water to create watercolour and mixed media effects. I have a limited supply due to the expense of the materials, but four different kinds of pencils which can be mixed and matched. For more detailed explanation/description please email me at: snefjella.studio.art@gmail.com

-Wendy

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Michelle Annette Tremblay
Upcoming Workshop: The Magic of Mandalas

Sacred geometry is nature's language of creation and it can be found in the tiniest places like our DNA to the cosmic patterns like galaxy. In this workshop Magda will take you on an inner journey through a powerful pattern called Mandala. You will explore different mediums (drawing, painting, mixed media) to create your own personal design. It is very easy and you don’t have to be an artist to create something beautiful and meaningful. For more information, and to register, call Magda 613-332-7085.

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ART SMART CONTINUES: workshops led by the artists of APFTA! [Stevie Wutnot]

APRIL 29 - CREATIVE SONGWRITING WORKSHOP with Stevie Wutnot! Explore your creative side and write a song with musician Stevie Wutnot, at APFTA! 

We have so many talented artists in Hastings County and here APFTA, with lots of skills and love of art to share. That’s why we launched ArtSmart this past January, with monthly workshops led by our in-house artists. These workshops are diverse, creative and affordable. They take place on the last Sunday of every month.

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DON'T MISS OUR VALENTINE'S DANCE!

Love to DANCE? Love POTLUCKS? Looking for some ROMANCE? Love supporting ARTISTS? Then COME TO OUR VALENTINE’s FUNDRAISER. Valentine's Day Dance, Potluck, and Fundraiser! 7pm, Sat. Feb. 10, at APFTA, 23 Bridge Street, Bancroft There will be live music, performed for your dancing pleasure by the APFTA performance artists!

 

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Michelle Annette Tremblay
NEW: Make an online donation to APFTA [secure]

NEW! YOU CAN NOW MAKE EASY AND SECURE ONLINE DONATIONS TO A PLACE FOR THE ARTS! Donations to APFTA go toward APFTA operating costs and special events and initiatives. Tax receipts for charitable donations are available upon request. Please email our treasurer Kim Crawford if you would like a receipt at myc6@nexicom.net THANK YOU! We are so grateful for your support!

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Michelle Annette Tremblay
The Kids are Coming! The Kids are Coming! [Kids classes at APFTA]

Update: All Kids classes are currently full. Please check back for more classes soon -- Yes, the rumours are true - APFTA is opening its doors to eager young artists in February 2018!  We have a team of talented APFTA members who are super-excited to instruct the kidlets (ages 8-13ish) in an amazing series of kids art classes.  A wide variety of creative modalities will be explored in each six week session.  There's talk of fiber art projects, plasticine paintings, shadow puppet theaters, drip paintings...there are literally no limits when you combine young creative energy with our artsy, enthusiastic teachers.

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Michelle Annette Tremblay
Yoga Mondays, at A Place for the Arts! [Starts Dec 4]

"WINTER WARM-UP YOGA"  At A Place For The Arts: A 6 week session of Iyengar inspired yoga for every body.  Certified yoga instructor Barbara Allport will help you move your body, calm your mind and inspire the soul.  Barbara has had a yoga practise for 20 years and taught for 10 years. Yoga helps us to set up a dynamic connection with our energetic and emotional bodies to ease stress and improve mobility.  Classes are one and a half hours in length with 15min. of this in relaxation at the end of class. Classes are $15/class and pre-registration is recommended.  To register email barbaraallport@yahoo.ca

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Michelle Annette Tremblay
So...we're like...famous now [Video]

We've been featured in a video, exploring the always-inspiring Arts Route, here in Hastings County. If you don't know about the Arts Route, you need to drop your knitting needles and head over to the Hastings County site here and learn all about it. It's only the coolest, most weekend-rocking, arts exploration this side of Awesome-town! APFTA's very own Michelle Annette Tremblay  and Sean Buk of WordBird Media produced the video, along with 6 other videos exploring the Arts Route. And if you're wondering...

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Michelle Annette Tremblay
Celebrating 3 Years of Awesome at APFTA! [photo slideshow]

What did WE do for summer vacation? We CELEBRATED THREE YEARS OF AWESOMENESS AT A PLACE FOR THE ARTS!Don't worry if you missed the party, you can watch this slideshow and see how we've evolved from a group of like-minded artists with a vision, into a vibrant thriving creative hub! And then drop by for a chat and a cappuccino and connect with us in person! Long live A Place For The Arts!

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Michelle Annette Tremblay
Upcoming events at A Place for the Arts

There's always something happening at A Place for the Arts. Drop by anytime between 10 and 5, Tuesday through Sunday for a cup of Joe, some inspired conversation, and some gorgeous art on display. But that's not all! We also have a regular open mic night (hosted by the one and only John Foreman), photography group, movie nights (including our documentary night, DocuMentally Speaking), Satori collective jamming and art exploration nights, and more.Check out our calendar of events here or scroll down for a list of upcoming events.

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